FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
UNBEATEN CHELSEA HOST MANCHESTER UNITED TO KICK OFF PREMIER LEAGUE WEEKEND THIS SAT. OCT 20, AT 7:30AM ET ON NBCSN & UNIVERSO
1st-place Manchester City, 2nd-place Chelsea, and 3rd-place Liverpool Level on Points at the Top of the Table
Live Premier League Action Begins this Saturday at 6:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Mornings Ahead of Chelsea v. Manchester United
Huddersfield v. Liverpool This Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC & Universo
Wayne Rooney Speaks with Roger Bennett of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW on Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Gold Presents Five Exclusive Live Matches This Saturday at 10 a.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 17, 2018 – Jose Mourinho and Manchester United return to Stamford Bridge to take on the league’s top scorer Eden Hazard (7 goals) and Chelsea this Saturday, October 20, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Chelsea remain one of three unbeaten teams with 20 points after coming off a 3-0 win at Southampton, while Manchester United come off a dramatic 3-2 come-from-behind win over Newcastle. Derek Rae calls the match on NBCSN, joined by analyst, and England Women’s National Team manager, Phil Neville. Coverage ahead of the match begins at 6:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Mornings.
West Ham v. Tottenham follows at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. West Ham are looking to bounce back after a 1-0 loss at Brighton, while London rivals Tottenham have won their last three league matches, and sit outside of the top-four on goal difference.
Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents exclusive live coverage of five matches: Manchester City v. Burnley, Bournemouth v. Southampton, Cardiff City v. Fulham, Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Watford, and Newcastle v. Brighton.
Saturday’s live Premier League coverage wraps up at 12:30 p.m. ET with Huddersfield v. Liverpool on NBC and Universo. Huddersfield look for their first win of the season, while Liverpool will try to snap a four-match winless streak across all competitions. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon.
Live coverage on Sunday, October 21, begins at 10 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, followed by Everton v. Crystal Palace at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The week’s coverage concludes on Monday, October 22, with Arsenal v. Leicester City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Fourth-place Arsenal have won their last nine matches in all competitions, while Leicester City come off a 2-1 loss to Everton. Coverage begins with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
On Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Roger Bennett of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW speaks with five-time Premier League champion and Manchester United’s all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney about his recent move to Major League Soccer, where he has reignited his career with D.C. United.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live, and Goal Zone, joined by former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – “Premier League Pass” features 150 exclusive Premier League matches live and on-demand, an extensive suite of daily and weekly news shows, plus classic archive programming never available before in the U.S. “Premier League Pass” features more than 1,000 hours of additional non-match content throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2018-19 season of “Premier League Pass,” priced at $49.99. Click here for more information.
NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.
Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Following is the match schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Oct 20||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct 20||7:30 a.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Oct 20||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Oct 20||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. Burnley||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Oct 20||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Oct 20||10 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Fulham||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Oct 20||10 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Watford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Oct 20||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Brighton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Oct 20||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Oct 20||12:30 p.m.||Huddersfield v. Liverpool||NBC, Universo|
|Sun., Oct 21||10 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct 21||11 a.m.||Everton v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 21||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct 22||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct 22||3 p.m.||Arsenal v. Leicester City||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct 22||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct 22||5:30 p.m.||Wayne Rooney Speaks with
Roger Bennett of THE
MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW